PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 212-17 WAC, Rules of the director of fire protection relating to fireworks.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 43.43 and 70.77 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To clarify and amend safety rules to meet the 2000 Edition of the National Fire Protection Association Standard #1123 for outdoor public fireworks displays shot from barges and floating vessels.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, United States Consumer Products Safety Commission, United States Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; study and recommendation by the Office of the State Fire Marshal with input from the Fireworks Stakeholders Group.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Acting Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Larry Glenn, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, WA 98504-2600, (360) 570-3133, fax (360) 570-3136, email@example.com.
August 24, 2005